Requesting Files

Requesting Background Investigation Files from DCSA for Pre-placement Purposes

Designated agency officials  can request copies of DCSA-conducted background investigations for use in making determinations concerning whether an individual is suitable or fit for government employment; eligible for logical and physical access to federally controlled facilities and information systems; eligible to hold a sensitive position (including but not limited to eligibility for access to classified information); fit to perform work for or on behalf of the government as a contractor employee; qualified for Government service; qualified to perform contractual services for the government; and loyal to the United States. This is considered a pre-placement file release request.

To request a copy of a background investigation from DCSA for pre-placement purposes, agencies can:

  • Call DCSA's Telephone Liaison at 724-794-5228 and provide the requested information to obtain the file
  • Submit a file request through agency on-line access through the Central Verification System (CVS)
  • Fax a written request to 724-794-9861
  • Mail a written request to:
    Liaison Group
    Attn: Telephone Liaisons
    PO Box 618
    Boyers, PA 16018
    For deliveries requiring a street address use:
    1137 Branchton Road
    Boyers, PA 16016

If your agency needs to request a copy for reasons other than making a fitness, suitability, security or credentialing decision, please see the tab "Requesting Files for Criminal/ CI Investigation, Legal Proceedings or Demands, Employee Relations, etc."

To request a copy of a case currently pending (not complete):
Your Security Office Identifier (SOI) may request a current pending investigation through our Telephone Liaisons, which will be furnished upon case completion. While waiting for the investigation to close, your SOI may request an advanced NAC product regardless of the original requesting agency.

If your SOI subsequently determines that the investigation is no longer needed for your agency, you must call DCSA Telephone Liaisons and cancel the request.

Requesting Records Releasable to a Subject for Due Process

If you’re seeking releasable investigative records to provide to the subject as part of a “materials relied upon” request or for due process / adjudicative proceedings: External Dissemination

If you are seeking a copy of a background investigation for unique purposes such as LE investigations, CI/CT investigations, litigation, EEO proceedings, litigation, etc ., details are provided on the Requesting Background Investigation Records section of the FOIA and Privacy homepage.